Category Archives: KLYAM Recommended Shows

KLYAM SUMMER PROGRAM #3 – SAT AUG 27 @ MORSE-KELLEY COURTYARD (SOMERVILLE)

Flyer by Coco Roy/Layout by Salty

We are beyond excited to announce!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KLYAM SUMMER PROGRAM #3
MORSE-KELLEY COURTYARD – SUMMER STREET & CRAIGIE STREET, – SOMERVILLE
FREE OUTDOOR SHOW ($5 to $15 SUGGESTED CASH/VENMO)

1 to 5 PM

STREGA STREGA – New-ish punk duo featuring Electric Street Queens’ MZ on guitar / vocals and Coco A Go-Go on bass / vocals + drum machine.

MICKEY BLISS – Notorious local club promoter performs his six original ’80s synthpunk/new wave cult classics with backing band Johnnie and the Foodmasters.

KREMLIN BATS – Solo project of Jim Leonard laced with unforgettable imagery and a nod to ’80s odd pop and dreamy hard rock.

ESTRADIOL – Kayde Hazel’s noisy garage pop racket – infectiously catchy and brief. BE GAY, DO CRIME! out now on Denizen Records.

KLYAM SHOW AT CHARLIE’S KITCHEN MONDAY 6/27!

Allow us to bring our Summer festivities indoors for an enviable show at the unrivaled Charlie’s Kitchen in Harvard Square where Mondays never have to suck.

The date is June 27th (yeah, next Monday night) and we’ve got one for you: two wild oldies cover bands and the wildest punk band in New England. Read on.

The debut of Pledge Pins – slop frat rockers cutting all the slack of garage classics. One to two minute blasts and on to the next.

Johnnie and the Foodmasters are cut from a similar cloth as PP; while the Pins are minimal, the 6 piece Elvis worshippers may be a described as a little bit much!

And what about RONG? Oh just the best punk band in Boston. Will give you the jitters like all the Boston underground noize greats and provoke inexplicable dancing and grooving.

Come through at 9 PM for $5. 21+



KLYAM SUMMER PROGRAM #1 – SAT JUNE 18 @ KENNEY PARK (DAVIS SQ)

We are beyond excited to announce………………….

KLYAM SUMMER PROGRAM #1
KENNEY PARK – 8 BONAIR ST., DAVIS SQUARE, SOMERVILLE
FREE OUTDOOR SHOW ($5 to $15 SUGGESTED CASH/VENMO)
1 to 5 PM

THE GLUE – Cash’s number one fan / outlaw country, folk, and rhythm & blues outfit led by ex-Back Baynian Lily Fein – now based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

DEW MYRON – (David) Berman’s boy – prolific urban honky tonker – turns it up and down and all around.

INSPECTOR 34 (solo) – Lowell psych pop mastermind Jim Warren goes back to where it all began – with passion, guitar, and a voice.

HEALERS CO. – Sample flooded dreamy electronica bliss with a trippy wink and nod to New Wave/80s dance aesthetics.

SHOW ALERT: SAT MAY 14 – KLYAM BLESSES THE BAY OUTDOOR SPRING SHOWCASE!

FLYER DESIGN BY COCO ROY!

WE ARE BEYOND EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEXT SHOW – KLYAM BLESSES THE BAY – A FREE OUTDOOR SHOWCASE @ BLESSING OF THE BAY BOATHOUSE PARK (SOMERVILLE) ON SATURDAY, MAY 14 FEATURING ……

ELECTRIC STREET QUEENS – HIGH energy rock ‘n roll mayhem – first show since 2020!!!!!!!

BAYLIES BAND (NEW BEDFORD) – 9 PIECE dance punk outfit, celebrating 28 YEARS

G. GORDON GRITTY – Experimental pop meets weird punk, 10 yr anniversary

DEATH SNAIL – Furry frat Allston allstar nu wave/ post pop punk trio

COME ON DOWN!

This Day In KLYAM (July 14)

2018: Kids Like You & Me Present A Mouth is a Mouth Noise Fest Part V: G Gordon Gritty, Scum, Con Tex, Luoto, Blue Ray, Jarva Land, Bashful Slasher, Tom Ashton, >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> – The ER

2017: Littlefoot, Blau Blau, All Talk, Soft Fangs – Middle East Upstairs

2015: Heaters, Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scoprion, Wakes, Future Spa – Middle East Upstairs

2008: No Age + Abe Vigoda + High Places+ Palm- Middle East Downstairs

 

Interviews with KLYAM ahead of Rama Lama Ding Dong

Boston Groupie News and Boston Hassle recently chatted with us about our 10 year anniversary celebration Rama Lama Ding Dong. Click the links to check out the interviews and a 3 night pass to all three shows. The festival is happening this Thursday (Lilypad), Friday (Dorchester Art Project), and Saturday (Cambridge Elks Lodge). If you go for an advance ticket you’ll receive any KLYAM release of your choice!

KLYAM 10th Anniversary RAMA LAMA DING DONG

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Limited 3 day passes available for $30:
https://bit.ly/2wgIWMD

Night One – THURSDAY, JULY 11 @ LILYPAD (CAMBRIDGE, MA) — TICKETS —
Juan Wauters [NY], Boston Cream, The American Whip Appeal, The Glue
10 PM Sharp Doors – All Ages – $12-15 

Night Two – FRIDAY, JULY 12 @ DORCHESTER ART PROJECT — TICKETS — 
Thighs, G. Gordon Gritty, Kremlin Bats
8:30 PM Doors – All Ages – $5-10 

Night Three – SATURDAY, JULY 13 @ CAMBRIDGE ELKS LODGE TIX: https://bit.ly/2QoVVVV

Unnatural Axe, Nice Guys, Atlantic Thrills, Andy California, Johnnie & The Foodmasters
6:30 PM Doors – All Ages – $12

FALL FESTIVALS/SHOWS (9/28 to 10/7)

SEPTEMBER 28 to OCTOBER 1 GONERFEST 14 – Memphis, Tennessee – Simply stated the best rock ‘n roll festival in existence. Line-ups featuring some of the more exciting groups from all over the world. Headlining this year (Thursday night) is our Boston brethren, late ’70s punk heros and one of papagiorgio’s favorites – Unnatural Axe. Friday night headliners are some Aussies called feedtime and Saturday night we’ve got Derv Gordon (of the Equals). But those night time Hi-Tone shows are like dessert during this bender with weekend afternoon shows at Memphis Made and Murphy’s. And there is nothing like strolling into the famed After Parties at 2 AM. In between all the music there is so much to do and so little time. This is Memphis and there is still time for you to hitch a flight and check out what we rant and rave about every year.

SEPTEMBER 28 to SEPTEMBER 30 Boston Fuzzstival 2017 – Boston, Massachusetts – One of our favorite local festivals for a few years now, this three day event is in its 5th year, and is curated by the trustworthy Jason of Illegally Blind. Bummer it has to be the same time as Gonerfest, but what can you do. Expanding beyond the primarily garage/psych niche of the initial runs, these gigs are jam packed with local up-and-comers alongside mainstays.

OCTOBER 6Johnnie & The Foodmasters/Dylan and the Ded Beets/_HighlightReel/Picnic Lunch – Cambridge, Massachusetts @ Club Bohemia – As you know, every now and then, or maybe “most of the time,” we KLYAM like to throw some weird shows. This is one of them – almost like a mini/smelly club version of our Mouth is a Mouth Noise fest. New Bedford’s PICNICLUNCH is an offkilter outfit, ramshackle, maybe but maybe not put-together post punk cubed. Happy to have them up for this one! Going further down the odd rabbit hole is _HighlightReel. We know jackshit about experimental (dance?) music, perhaps our most deviant foray since Field of Sheep graced Club Bohemia’s presence at one of our shows a couple summers ago. Dylan and the Ded Beets might be playing their first show? It might just be a one man band? Sounds like a deranged early Ty Segall or the reincarnation of the Maine Coons. Yup. The mystery can’t wait much longer. And the “two year anniversary” of Johnnie & The Foodmasters. You’ve seen the name, maybe you’ve seen them. There is the intersection of the musical and the nonmusical, bla bla bla but for the less descript – there is the proliferation of oldies, good time tunes. Love us, hate us, bye!

OCTOBER 7 – Crocodiles/St. Pe/Boston Cream/Second Becky – Cambridge, Massachusetts @ First Parish Church. Former lead guitarist of Black Lips stepped away from our favorite group a couple years back and turned his focus to his own music, which he had called The Fixed Focus, but is now known as St. Pe. He kept Fixed Focus for the name of his first album which dropped earlier this year. Now Ian is on the road, touring with poppy noise advocates Crocodiles. We’ve been tracking St. Pe ever since he casually released a music video for a song called “Movin On Up” in 2011. He was like a recklessly wild step-brother in the Black Lips with primetime quotes and a ubiquitous friendly spirit. His new stuff seems to be dialed back a bit, but rest assured this Ian guy is one helluva performer that we’re pumped to see play once again. And we’re pumped to see Boston Cream, a bonafide local music supergroup, as well as Second Becky, who we last saw play at Night 1 of the first Rama Lama Ding Dong.

 

NEXT KLYAM SHOW: Proud Parents – MAY 22nd @ ZUZU (W/ Peach Ring, G. Gordon Gritty)

We are very excited to announce our next show! It is May 22nd (10 PM), another fantastic Rad Castle Monday night event at ZuZu in Central Square, Cambridge. Proud Parents from Madison, Wisconsin, and on tour!, are making a stop here and we are lucky to hear them perform! I am sure many of you remember a couple of years ago, The Hussy (also from Madison) played an unforgettable set at ZuZu. Our pals Heather from The Hussy plays drums/sings in Proud Parents and Tyler from Fire Heads – who were all set to play ZuZu until a bad snow storm hit – plays guitar/sings in the band. Please head over to their bandcamp and enjoy their infectious pop rock ‘n roll. I insist!

Also playing are firebrands and frankly one of the most exciting groups to emerge out of Boston in the past six months or so — PEACH RING. I would head on over to YouTube where the micro-legend Front Row Person has filmed them on a few occasions, including our Feb 4th gig at Club Bohemia.

Lastly – G. Gordon Gritty – hasn’t shown its (my?) sloppy head(s) in these parts since September. Grab your musical handbook, a pair of scissors, and a lighter.

Announcement: NEXT KLYAM SHOW – Feb 4th @ Club Bohemia

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We are kicking off our 2017 show series in what can only be described as TYPICAL KLYAM FASHION. We let you off the hook in January, but look at this one. Saturday February 4th at Club Bohemia. Yup, the downstairs of the Cantab Lounge on the edges of Central Square in Cambridge. We’ve thrown several shows at the palace of Mickey Bliss.

You read that right, too. It’s the return of Johnnie and the Foodmasters. Who? The KLYAM House Band. The wildest, noisiest devotees of the golden oldies era of rock and pop music. There is the Yin and Yang dynamic of the clean and professional and the raw and amateur. It is a sight to see and with tremendous bias, I can say that.

We’ve curated an all-star lineup in support of the Foodmasters return: JIM LEONARD. Rock and roll juggernaut, back from Scotland. He’s been doing his thing for years, in a variety of iterations. Top notch on record, top notch live. THEE CAVEMYN – back to the basics rock and roll. Primitivalia as I have termed it. Boom doom BOOM. That riff. The line-up has seen many varieties, fuck I even used to react in it, but this latest one is a contemporary Boston underground supergroup featuring members of Nice Guys, Big Buck Hunter, Birthing Hips, and a newer group that is playing this show – PEACH RING, another contemporary Boston underground supergroup. We’ve never seen them, but oh we’ve heard them and we are excited for the noiseeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

KLYAM will be spinning records and I might introduce the bands in some MC capacity. 21+. $8.

See you there!!!!!!!!